Suraj's National Award Winning Movie Perariyathavar



61st National Award Winner's

The 61st annual National awards for the year 2013 have been announced.

Here are the winners in the major categories:

Best Feature Film: Ship of Theseus

Best Hindi Film: Jolly LLB 

Best Actor: Rajkummar Rao for Shahid (Hindi) and Suraj Venjaramoodu for Perariyathavar (Malayalam)
Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa for Liar's Dice

Best Director: Hansal Mehta for Shahid
Best Supporting Actor: Saurabh Shukla for Jolly LLB
Best Supporting Actress: Amruta Subhash for Astu (Marathi) and Aida El-Kashif for Ship of Theseus (English)
Best Child Artist: SOmnath Avghade for Fandry (Marathi) and Sadhna for Thanga Meengal (Tamil)

Best Children's Film: Kaphal

Best English Film: Coffin Maker
Best Film on a Social Issue: Gulabi Gang
Best Non-Feature Film: Rangbhoomi
Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Cinematography: Rajeev Ravi for Liar's Dice

Best Editing: VJ Sabu Joseph for Vallinam (Tamil)

Best Sound Design: Bishwadeep Chatterjee for Madras Cafe (Hindi)

Best Music Direction: Kabir Suman for Jatishwar (Bengali) and Shantanu Moitra for Na Bangaaru Talli (Telugu) 

Best Lyrics: Na Muthukumar for the song Ananda Yaazhai in Thanga Meengal (Tamil)
Special Jury Award: Yellow (Marathi) and Miss Lovely (Hindi)

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

61st National Awards: Suraj Venjaramood, North 24 Kaatham Bag Awards



It is a proud moment for all Kerallites as well as for the whole Malayalam industry. Suraj Venjaramoodu, who rose to fame with his comedy roles in movies and with the Trivandrum slang, has won the National Award for Best Actor. He shares this award with yet another actor Raj Kumar.

Also, North 24 Kaatham wins the Best Malayalam film.

Yes, Suraj has made it happen. With his out standing performance in the movie Perariyathe, he bagged the National Award for the Best Actor for the year. He said that he give this award to all the Malayalis and the Malayalam industry.

Perariyathe was directed by Dr Biju and Suraj played the role of a sweeper in the film. It was a de-glam role and it mainly focussed on the difficulties faced by the marginalised people in the society. Indrans had also played a pivotal role in the film. This is Suraj's first National Award. Now, this has proved once again that the Malayalam industry is indeed blessed with having many profound actors who have extreme range in acting. Indian Film News congratulates Suraj Venjaramoodu and North 24 Kaatham team on winning the National Awards for Best Actor and Best Malayalam movie for the year.

Suraj Wins the Best Actor National Award

Congratulations from Indian Film News....

The award is been shared between Suraj for the malayalam movie Perariyathe and Rajjkumar as Kashmiri Lawyer in Shahid.

Mani Ratnam is family to me: Abhishek Bachchan

Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who has worked with Mani Ratnam in "Raavan", says the veteran filmmaker is like family to him.

Abhishek's actress-wife Aishwarya Rai is said to be featuring in a Mani Ratnam film again. Asked if he too has a role in it, Abhishek said: "For me, Mani is not a director, he is a family to me. He just has to tell me where to come and where to stand and I will be there. I will never ask Mani what is my role."

Though nothing seems to be final in that regard, Abhishek says Mani Ratnam is still figuring out details about the movie.

However, he said: "Aishwarya is very excited about that project."

The movie will also feature Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna.

Aamir Khan's 'P.K.' set for Dec 19 release

Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan's films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film "P.K." have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas.

"Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirm that 'P.K.' shall release on Dec 19, 2014," said a statement.The political satire was slated to release in June this year but it got delayed. Hirani, who is also directing the film, had earlier said that most of Aamir's films release during Christmas and they have done well.

The superstar's blockbusters like "Dhoom:3", "3 Idiots" and "Taare Zameen Par" had hit screens around Christmas.

"P.K." also features actor Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput.

Hrithik seeks medical tips from fans

Actor Hrithik Roshan, who underwent brain surgery last year, is again suffering from "shin splints".

The 40-year-old complained of pain in the lower part of the leg, that is from knee to ankle. Shin splints are common among runners and dancers.

He took to Twitter seeking advise from his followers."Does anyone out there have a solution or cure for shin splints? Been battling it all my life. Maybe Twitter has the answer. Let me know," the actor, known for his dancing skills, tweeted Tuesday.

He earlier shared with his Twitter followers that he danced for long hours for his upcoming film "Bang Bang" directed by Siddharth Raj Anand.
"Enjoyed 12 hours of dance all night for 'Bang Bang'. One of the best songs of my life. Thank you Vishal-Shekhar, Bosco-Caesar and Sid for pushing my extreme," tweeted Hrithik.

Shah Rukh’s sleepless nights

Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a few days away and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has been working hard and hasn't slept for two days.

The UAE leg of IPL will be held from Wednesday to April 30."The full moon has followed me from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, so has its dark side. Nice to be here and seeing all my IPL buddies. Bulawa aaya hai (got invitation)," he tweeted Tuesday."All nighter in Abu Dhabi. Haven't slept two days but I know it will be fun with the IPL players so hard work comes easy," he further posted on Twitter.

Being in industry an endless marathon: Rajeev Khandelwal

Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan.

"I don't believe in competition. So many films are being made in a year. In this industry, it's the endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner. Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest winner in today's date," Rajeev told.

Since "Aamir", the 38-year-old has not done too many movies because he feels that one needs a lot of patience to do his kind of cinema that also includes titles like "Shaitan" and "Table No. 21".He said: "The kind of films that I do one needs a lot of patience and will power. You should not get tempted. I don't want to go wrong in a hurry.

"The kind of films that I want to do is different and the scripts for those kind of films are not written often. Now things are changing and I hope in future I would get to do more films of my kind."His next is "Samrat & Co" and he had to come out of his comfort zone to play a detective in the thriller coming out April 25.

"This was out of my comfort level. I have never played such a character ever. It was a challenging role for me. They have written altogether a separate script for 'Samrat...'"

Directed by Kaushik Ghatak and produced by Rajshri Productions, "Samrat & Co" features Madalsa Sharma as the female lead.

Vijay was reluctant to add mass elements

Actor Vijay who stuck to towards romantic and family oriented subjects in the initial stages of his career has today emerged as the top ranking mass hero thanks to his films like Thirumalai, Ghillie and Thirupachi. Thought the first two films in the list were super hits it Thirupachi that elevated Vijay as the mass star especially in towns and rural centers.
Perarasu, the direcor who debuted with Thirupachi has said in a recent interview that young heroes should avoid build up scenes, punch dialogues and self praising songs. They cannot use them just because these are used in Rajini, Vijay and Ajith films. The three actors did not become stars over night and they added mass elements in their films gradually and that's why they have been accepted as mass heroes.
Perarusu also recalled how Vijay hesitated to dance in 'Nee Endha Ooru' song since he felt the verses in the song exaggerated his mass status. Perarasu had to convince him to dance in the song.
Perarasu has ended his speech saying young heroes should follow Vijay in this regard.